Rail Logistics-Cold Train Announces Partnership with Interstate Distributor Co. for Dedicated Drayage Trucking Fleet in Washington State
QUINCY, Wash., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Rail Logistics-Cold Train and Interstate Distributor Co. have announced a new partnership in which Cold Train (www.icoldtrain.com) will utilize a dedicated fleet of trucks from Interstate Distributor Co. (www.intd.com) for short-haul drayage service to and from the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal (www.portofquincyintermodal.com) in Washington State.
In early 2010, Rail Logistics (www.rrlx.com) launched the “Cold Train” Pacific Northwest-Chicagoland Express Refrigerated Intermodal Service in partnership with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and the Port of Quincy (www.portofquincy.org) in Washington State. Since the Rail Logistics’ Cold Train refrigerated expedited intermodal freight service was launched, it has grown rapidly in popularity with shippers in Washington State and the Midwest, and several thousand containers of fresh produce, frozen products and/or other cargo have been shipped on Cold Train.
According to Rail Logistics-Cold Train President Steve Lawson, “This new partnership with Interstate Distributor Co. will provide Cold Train with scalable drayage capacity in Washington State to meet increasing shipment demands as the service continues to grow.”
“Interstate is very excited to provide dedicated local/regional trucking services for Cold Train in the Pacific Northwest. This dedicated fleet is a natural extension of our multi-modal capabilities into the arena of intermodal drayage. Our on-site project manager and drivers at the Port of Quincy will represent Cold Train with the utmost professionalism and provide world class service,” said Drew Miller, VP Dedicated Services, Interstate Distributor Co.
For more information, please contact Steve Lawson of Rail Logistics-Cold Train at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-731-4734 and/or Drew Miller of Interstate Distributor Co. at 800-426-8560, ext. 4310.
About Rail Logistics-Cold Train
Rail Logistics, LC (www.rrlx.com) is an asset-based third-party logistics firm offering turnkey rail services to industries throughout North America for both bulk and intermodal shipments since 1998. Rail Logistics provides transportation planning and optimization, supply chain logistics consulting and management, rail fleet management, railcar leasing, maintenance management, and specialized customer service. Rail Logistics has corporate offices in Overland Park, Kansas and regional operations offices in Chicago, Illinois and Quincy, Washington. Rail Logistics is also a leading provider of intermodal freight transportation for perishable (fresh and frozen) cargo via its “Cold Train” Express Refrigerated Intermodal Service (www.icoldtrain.com), which runs between the Port of Quincy (in Washington State) and the greater Chicago area.
About Interstate Distributor Company (www.intd.com)
Headquartered in Tacoma, WA, Interstate Distributor Co. is one of the leading providers of transportation services in the U.S., and one of Washington State’s largest private employers. Interstate provides services to many Fortune 500 companies, including local, regional and transcontinental trucking, specialized and refrigerated dedicated fleets, and Expedited Intermodal services. With terminal and yard facilities located in major markets throughout the United States, Western Canada and along the Mexican border, Interstate has grown to establish a national presence in the truckload industry. Established in 1933, Interstate was recently acquired by Saltchuk Resources, Inc., a privately owned investment company formed in 1982 and based in the Pacific Northwest (www.saltchuk.com).
SOURCE Rail Logistics-Cold Train